Most rockets headed for outer space are launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, started from there. Our reporter checks out the world’s largest cosmodrome and watches Alexander Gerst on his launch to the ISS.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst has left for his second mission in space. We got you covered with the astronauts' preparations and cool footage of the launch!
A capsule carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station has landed in Kazakhstan. The two countries, beset by rivalries and tensions, enjoyed a rare moment of common joy.
Two Americans and one Russian have left Earth to start their five-month tenure aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz capsule is also carrying a model of the first-ever artificial satellite, Sputnik.
The Russian space agency has said its Meteor-M satellite was "absent" from its expected orbit after its launch from the new spaceport of Vostochny. The blunder is just the latest to hit the ambitious cosmodrome project.
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